A collection of bedtime stories on such topics as bravery, patience, honesty, pride, and loyalty, featuring Christopher Churchmouse and his family and friends. Each story is accompanied by questions, a poem, a scripture verse, and a prayer.
This big treasury of bedtime tales stars the characters from some of Nickelodeon's most beloved shows: PAW Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, and more! This storybook is a great sleepy-time gift for boys and girls ages 0 to 3. This Nickelodeon read-along contains audio narration.
Snuggle up with your little one and follow along as adorable farm animals get ready for bed in this cozy board book. "Four soft bunny babies bounce down to their warren. They cuddle round Mom and stay cozy till morn." As the sun slowly sinks in the darkening sky, little farm animals of all shapes and sizes snuggle up with their mamas for a good night's sleep. Little ones will love listening to the softly lilting verse as they watch bunnies, chickens, raccoons, and more get ready for bed. With expressive verse and rich, warm illustrations, Bedtime Snuggles will fast become a family favorite.
In Awaken You, yogi and storyteller Shelly Bond offers tangible ways of waking up to life. Part guide and part memoir, Shelly shares her journey of self-doubt to self-reflection and finally accepting love. With an authentic voice, she combats the inner critique as a way toward awakening to life flaws and all. Inside this soulful guide, are enlightened echoes of pain, loss, mending a broken marriage, parenting, acceptance, healing, compassion, forgiveness and more. Excerpts from the book: Being a conscious parent is more than a thought; it is a way of showing up for each and every child as the moment presents itself. The false perception of parenting tells us our children need to be a certain way; they need to look, act, think, behave, and test like everyone else, and if they don’t, we have failed in the parenting realm. These lies we have been fooled into believing are only putting more separation between parents and children. We can stop the destruction now. With the help of unconditional love, compassion, and forgiveness, we can carve a new path for how we will parent from this moment moving forward. Showing up and being a conscious parent is being open to what children are teaching us. Be open to how we can grow from them and with them, and work together to understand how each individual works. Today is a beautiful day to be alive. There is no better moment than this one; there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, except this moment here and now. Inhale a deep breath, pause in between the thoughts and thank yourself for showing up, followed by a sigh of relief on the exhale. There is a hero within us all, and dreams do come true when you hold them in your heart with belief, no matter what. I am inspired with love to share with you no matter your circumstances or life experiences. With help, we can change seemingly unchangeable events in our lives. How, you ask? With the power of thought and intention, linked with the power of loving and believing in yourself again. Or for the very first time ever. Speaking used to be my worst enemy. I held fear of failure and purpose may as well have been on another planet beyond our solar system. Yet, my journey and these words are more significant than fear. Allowing myself to be creative is a life with the possibility of purpose. No matter the fear, I still take the step; I still write the words even when it’s scary. I write when my heart feels like exploding out of my chest when words become constricting. Fear has never gotten me anywhere but down, yet purpose keeps me afloat.
From author and speaker Melanie Dale comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious parenting book that teaches you how to dial back the stress of raising children with the simple premise that we all just need to lighten up a little bit. Most of us thought we’d be amazing parents—and then we had kids. Now we spend what little free time we have comparing ourselves to other parents, comparing our kids to other kids, and panicking that everyone else is nailing it except us. Between constant social media postings to conflicting advice found in parenting books, we often have no choice but to freak out. But there is another way. We all just need to calm the h*ck down. Melanie Dale—a special needs parent, adoptive parent, in vitro parent, and reluctant cheer mom—believes we are all putting too much pressure on ourselves and our kids to be perfect. Instead, she argues, we need to take a step back so we can actually enjoy this journey called parenting. Calm the H*ck Down is filled with stories from Melanie’s own life, as well as real-life research for learning how to lighten up about every aspect of parenting—from poopy diapers and germs to family vacations and adolescent angst. She also discusses the pressure to knock it all out of the Pinterest park, the challenge of instilling some kind of faith into your kids, and worrying about their future while still trying to live in the present. Infused with quirky humor, profound insight, and accessible advice, Calm the H*ck Down gives you the permission to finally relax and enjoy this ridiculous thing we do called parenting.
Playful illustrations, engaging animal characters and a repeating refrain introduce youngsters to a mitzvah celebration of new friends, forgiveness, respect for elders and acts of kindness. By the creators of the Children's Choice Award-winning See What You Can Be.
Has sleep time become the one time you are most anxious, whether you are taking your kids to bed or you are the one going to bed because you all cannot seem to wind down and fall asleep as you expect? And do you want to try your luck with bedtime stories that will help you all calm down and set the stage for you to sleep, without feeling as if you are trying too hard and failing at it? If you've answered YES, keep reading... Let This 8 In 1 Book Usher You Into Your New Phase Of Life Where Sleep Time Is Calming, Winding Down Time For Everyone In Your Household – Kids, And Adults Included! Imagine reading your kids favorite bedtime story and then a few hours later, you simply flip the pages to a section with bedtime stories specially dedicated for adults! It would be fun and convenient for everyone, right? Well, that's what this 8 in 1 book seeks to achieve so you don't have to keep piles and piles of bedtime story books, as you have a collection of 8 books in 1 book! I know you are probably thinking... Are all the stories unique and specially optimized for someone to calm down, wind down and fall asleep easily? Are the stories short enough to ensure you don't have to stay too long trying to finish the story? Are they engaging and sweet to read? Will the stories meant for kids ensure bedtime is no longer time for power struggles? Does the book have enough variety of stories for both kids and adults? The answer to all these is a resounding YES! Here is what to expect in this 8 in 1 book: Hundreds of sweet and calming bedtime stories for kids of different ages and adults Quick and short stories that will ensure you don't spend too much time reading Stories that have been infused with meditative and hypnotic strategies that will effectively help calm down any anxiety and stressed nerves to increase the odds of falling asleep fast Simple language that will ensure you don't experience any challenges reading the book Some of the best classics that bring imagination and creativity so that you can be able to relax and unwind And much more! Don't waste any more time; snuggle up with your favorite bedtime stories and drift into the magical worlds of the characters so that you can be able to unwind and find peace! And for the kids, neutralize any struggles you have always had with bedtime with these captivating stories that they would want to listen to every night! Scroll up and click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!
For anyone considering or going through Fostering for Adoption, this book gives you a detailed, personal account of the process which takes you through all the stages and prepares you to cope with the highs and lows. Fostering for Adoption is a relatively recent initiative (Children and Families Act, 2014) in the adoption legal landscape, seeking early permanence for babies and young children where adoption is most likely to be the plan for the child. This is often cited as a route to be in the best interests of the child, enabling secure attachments and stability. However, for adopters it is inherently risky, it is the adopters who take on the risk in this situation, accept the placement on a fostering basis and hope that the final outcome will be adoption. There is currently a knowledge gap on experiences of Fostering for Adoption which this book tackles. Written from an adopters’ perspective of the risks and challenges, as well as the benefits that it brings, it is perfect for those who are considering the process as well as their friends and family. A book on Fostering for Adoption can’t just focus on one story and one outcome so we’ve included case studies which cover the key experiences adopters may face when agreeing to accept a baby on a Foster to Adopt placement such as: Caring for a baby a few days after birth The paperwork, rules and fostering process The uncertainty and risk Meeting with birth parents Contact Looking after a withdrawing baby A termination of placement Written in an engaging and friendly style, this book is perfect reading for anyone looking to adopt a child and for adoption professionals seeking to understand the experience of the adopter more profoundly. Praise for Fostering for Adoption "As someone who has been through a similar journey this book resonated with me. It is honest about the ups and downs and is a great, informative book for anybody thinking of taking this route or who have family or friends that are. I can say that this book will help anyone at the beginning of their journey, to help them through the process and – start the lifetime of learning about how we can support our children." Lisa Faulkner, Author, Meant to be "Alice’s book will be a great companion to anyone considering or starting on the foster to adopt process. It is well-researched and written and doesn’t shy away from the many complexities and the considerations that adults must make in the best interests of children." Sally Donovan, Author of No Matter What, and Editor of Adoption Today "I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, I found myself laughing and getting emotional throughout. As someone who has themselves been adopted, but who is also a social worker who has now adopted a child, this book is brilliant from every angle. A must read for anyone considering Fostering for Adoption." Jo, Social Worker, Midlands “This book gives a balanced and honest view of the whole Fostering for Adoption journey. It gets to the emotions and seriousness of decisions being made about children's lives. This is an important read for any potential adopter and will be on our book lists for sure” Angi, Social Worker, Adoption Tees Valley
In this second installment of the new Dog's Eye View series, Rolo, a dog who always knows exactly what he wants, escapes a neglectful owner and sets out to live by himself--but is being on his own really what he wants? Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout. Rolo is a dog who knows what he wants--and after living with an owner who doesn't take good care of him, he sets out on his own. But for a young dog living on the streets, each day brings a new struggle for survival. Then one day, he meets a girl named Freya. She takes care of him, and slowly, he begins to trust her. But can he and Freya convince Freya's strict mom to accept a scruffy dog into their home and hearts? Told from the dog's perspective, the stories in Dog's Eye View are full of adventure, excitement, and waggy-tailed warmth, highlighting the unique bond between dogs and their human best friends.
The Sandwich Years is the heartfelt, inspirational story of the bond between mothers and daughters, and how one woman - through caring for the person she had relied on the most - finally found herself. Alana Kirk, married with two children and a third on the way, often found herself stretched between the various demands on her time - parenting, marriage, work, friendship, self. But when her mother suffered a massive stroke, just days after the birth of daughter Ruby, Alana's life became unrecognisable. The next five years - 'the sandwich years' - were a time of heartbreak and difficult choices as Alana lost herself amid part-time caring for her mother, supporting her father and parenting three young daughters, while also attempting to get her career back on track. But it was also a time of growth and love as Alana rediscovered the joy her loved ones bring to her life, and learned how to find a way back to herself. The Sandwich Years is a celebration of mothers and daughters, and everyday warriors. (Previously published as Daughter, Mother, Me)